This is just too cool. Over on her message board, Gail Simone is giving big thanks to Phil Jimenez, Greg Rucka, and other former Wonder Woman writers for helping her develop “a cohesive vision of Wonder Woman that says definitely who she is, but doesn’t throw out all the great stuff that came before.”
According to Simone:
A lot of times, these great writers didn’t get to finish their major plots and subplots as they had hoped. Fortunately, I’ve been able to ask them directly.
It’s amazing how uniformly gracious and helpful they have been. I think it shows that whatever else, Diana has been blessed with some really generous, good-hearted writers who really care about how she is portrayed. I have never yet had a former writer not respond to my questions or fail to be helpful. Everyone from George Perez, to John Byrne, to Trina Robbins, to Allan Heinberg, to Jodi Picoult has been right there every time I ask a question. They’re all busy, busy people. They don’t have time to waste discussing books they no longer work on, and yet, every time I’ve asked, a few hours later, I get a great response in the mail answering my question and offering to help again if it ever comes up.
THAT, my friends, is VERY VERY COOL.
Indeed it is.